Kristopher Mecholsky

Kristopher Mecholsky is a scholar of crime narrative and adaptation who teaches at Louisiana State University, where he earned his doctorate in 2012. His first book (co-authored with David Madden and published in 2011) is a critical overview of James M. Cain. Mecholsky has published (or is publishing) essays on film, crime fiction, and the South with Scarecrow, McFarland, Palgrave, Salem, and LSU Presses, as well as with South Atlantic ReviewThe Baker Street Journal, The Faulkner Journal, and others. He is presently at work on a book on Burt Reynolds and on a longer project on race and ethnicity in American gangster cinema.